Suspected Somalia pirates freed by Dutch navy

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A group of suspected Somali pirates seized on a Dutch warship has been released because no country has agreed to prosecute them.

According to a statement by the Dutch defence ministry the European Union had decided that the 13 detainees had to be freed as it was unfeasible to bring charges.

The suspects were detained in the Indian Ocean two weeks ago after allegedly attempting to attack a cargo ship.

They were put back on their own speedboat with some foodstuff and fuel.

They had been on board the Dutch warship Evertsen since early December after they were tracked down following the alleged attack on the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged cargo ship MV BBC Togo failed.

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